hi im new here and really need your help. bout a year ago i started noticing some strange things happening to my external hard drive..
1st-some folders would no longer be accessable,when i click on them i get "the file name,directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"..
2nd-some video files that were accessable had their names changed to some strange characters which made them unplayable|,also i was no longer able to delete anything...i noticed more files bein infected and becoming unplayable.also the folders names were changed and included a crosslike symbol.
3rd-i downloaded a file awhile back that i believe was the cause since it had a junk folder that was hidden in the torrent,but was unable to delete it.ive tried every kind of virus scanner ,malaware scanner u can think,only kind of reading i got off any of them was its a"backdoor.hupigon.235041".i was thinking of using a data recovery service but i dont like the invasion of privacy.also dont wanna reformat the hard drive cause ill lose my data...any ideas?